Massachusetts Meningitis Lawyers
Meningitis is a very serious condition that affects a person’s brain and spinal cord. There are five main types of meningitis – bacterial, viral, parasitic, fungal, and non-infectious – all of which can have severe, if not fatal, effects on the people who contract them. Because of the quickness with which this condition affects people and the potential fatality of the infection, getting a timely and accurate diagnosis is absolutely critical to a person’s outcome and survival.
Tragically, reckless and negligent medical professionals do not always provide this correct and timely diagnosis, causing meningitis victims to suffer further harm, including permanent disability or, in the worst circumstances, death. At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, we know how devastating it can be for any person or family in Massachusetts to face the repercussions a delayed diagnosis of meningitis can have. However, when delayed treatment is caused by a medical professional’s negligence, that care provider can be held accountable through a medical malpractice claim.
Dangers of Delayed Meningitis Diagnosis
A late diagnosis of meningitis can cause a person to suffer from a number of side effects, such as:
- Memory loss
- Persistent and serious headaches
- Changes in vision
- Hearing problems
- Learning difficulties
- Speech difficulties / muddled speech
- Epilepsy / seizures
These complications of meningitis might permanently affect a person or, tragically, result in their death.
Contact a Meningitis Attorney in Massachusetts
The effects of meningitis can be dangerous, even deadly, if this condition is not diagnosed promptly. At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, we believe in holding medical professionals who fail to provide proper care and diagnose meningitis quickly responsible for the harm their carelessness causes. Thus, if you or a loved one has suffered from a delayed diagnosis of meningitis, call (617) 426-4488 to find out how we may be able to help you take such action.